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THE SCIENCE BEHIND POSITIVE THINKING

For the last few weeks we've been talking about positive mantras. Remember mantras are words that come out of your mouth that subsequently affect your thoughts and actions. We all know that your actions can lead to bad habits that in turn negatively impact your health. Recently, I came across this article that delves into it by steps. I love the article and I know you will, too. It goes into the actual science (neurology) behind positive mantras and making new habits.  Click on link to read more. #stressfreesundays http://themindunleashed.org/20...

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How To Prep Your Hair For The Fall Season

Oh beloved summer, farewell my friend! As we say goodbye to one season, we quickly welcome another. As the weather changes so should your hair routine. You've probably subjected your hair to all the salt water, UV rays, and chlorine it could stand. Your hair needs a reset button from all of this. Here are a few ways you can prep your hair for the fall season. Clarify your hair: Get rid of all the dirt and oils that your heavy conditioner and anti-frizz serums. Make sure that the clarifying shampoo you do use is gentle and doesn't strip the hair of all its natural oils. Do a protein treatment: Summer humidity will make your hair swell and show visible frizz. But did you know that humidity...

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BEAUTY QUEEN SECRETS (PART 3): MISS BLACK GEORGIA REVEALS HOW SHE OVERCAME HER COMPLEX

As a beauty queen, it is my job to make sure that in all situations I put my best foot forward. However, for me, it is more important to feel like a million bucks. Focusing on eating healthy and maintaining an active lifestyle definitely helps with that. Growing up, I haven’t always had the most positive self-image. Being the super skinny girl around my beautiful friends with curves (because southern girls have curves) made me envious of them. But, throughout the years, I have learned to accept what God has given me. I learned to love myself from the inside out. “Outer beauty attracts, but inner beauty captivates.” ― Kate Angell                         ...

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Get Toned Arms and Legs With This Workout

Today you will be doing squats with bicep dumbbell curls. This exercise is a compound movement. It targets your glutes, quads, hamstrings, and biceps. Compound training quickly builds muscle, dramatically enhances overall fitness, while strengthening the body as a whole. Start with 3 sets of 10 repetitions each, resting 30 seconds in between each set. As you get stronger and the movement gets easier, increase to 4 sets and 15 repetitions each set. Get ready to love your legs and arms! #teamfitthursdays For personal trainer services contact Amy Veigle at aveigle@hotmail.com...

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How to Apply Foundation Properly

Start with cleansed, moisturized skin. Before applying any make up to your face, ensure that your skin is clean and you have applied a good moisturizer. Choose a moisturizer designed for your skin type and ideally one that has a SPF built into it. Pat the moisturizer in gently and wait at least five minutes for it to be absorbed into your skin. Know the correct tools. This is a key for the proper brush to use for your makeup. You may do full on coverage or just contour a feature you would like to alter with makeup. Choose a foundation that is designed for your skin type and tone. A good foundation product and application can make a world of difference to your appearance. Apply your foundation. Dot...

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How to paint your nails perfectly

Not everyone is born with the talent for painting nails perfectly. When I first started painting my nails I absolutely HATED it because I was so rubbish at it. I would get nail polish all over my fingers, outside of my nails, and cleaning it up would take even longer than painting my nails. To Read More Visit: http://nailartlove.net/how-to-paint-your-nails-perfectly/...

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BEAUTY QUEEN SECRETS: (PART 2) HOW MISS BLACK GEORGIA STAYS FIT & FAB!

NAKEIA STALEY SHARES HER SECRET TO STAYING FIT, HEALTHY, AND BEAUTIFUL Dancing is my secret. It has always been an outlet for me to express myself and now it is my way of staying fit. My favorite classes are Dance Fitness and Center Court Jazz. The best part is that I get to incorporate my love of dance with fitness. In addition to dancing, I have cut out fried foods from my diet and I started drinking water with my meals. While it was difficult at first, I am now reaping the benefits. Fried, fatty foods can slow you down and you can’t have that, while being fit and fab! One beauty regimen that I love is to get avocado facials once a month from a local...

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UNDERSTANDING YOUR CURL PATTERNS

Discovering your curl pattern allows you to understand your hair’s unique characteristics, product selection and styling do’s and don’ts. The curl pattern begins at Type 2a all the way to Type 4c. The letters beside each number defines the hair density i.e. “a” = fine/thin hair “b”= medium thick “c” = very dense/thick coarse hair. The 2's Hair types 2a, 2b and 2c consist of a loose wavy curl pattern. This hair type tends to get easily weighed down from heavy products with a tendency to frizz. This hair type does well with sulfate-free shampoos, light silicone-free conditioners and curl enhancing products to help formulate curl definition. The 3's Hair types 3a, 3b, 3c are defined as curly hair. This hair category ranges from spirally curls to coily curls....

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My Top 3 Favorite Multi-Use Make-up Brushes!

MAC 217 Blending Brush This is a multi-purpose brush that can be used to “feather” out the outer V, blend any harsh lines, highlight under the brow, apply a light coat of paint pots as a base, or even apply concealer under the eyes. This is the most versatile brush I have come across, and I haven’t found a cheaper alternative yet. This would be my first brush to buy if I was just starting out. Price:   $22.50     Where you can buy:   MAC MAC 239 Brush This brush is perfect for packing on eye shadow on the lid- its stiff so it picks up a decent amount of color and also feathers out any harshness in your crease. Price:   $24.50    Where you can buy:   MAC Smashbox Angle Brow Brush Now...

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LEARN HOW TO FILE YOUR NAILS PROPERLY

The shape of your nails frame your manicure. Before you start painting your nails, it’s important to know how to file your nails properly. Learn how by visiting http://nailartlove.net/how-to-file-your-nails-properly/ Original article published by NailArtLove.net...

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